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Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
with completing his mission of mercy. the two u.s. journalists were pardoned just hours after bill clinton arrived in north korea.white house still won't call it official. but the former president is clearly on a mission blessed by the obama administration. hillary clinton, the secretary of straight, has been demanding that north korea release u.s. journalists laura ling and euna lee sentenced by the north koreans in june to 12 years for illegal entry. in a statement, their families said they're overjoyed and counting the seconds to hold laura and yuna in our arms. free position the two was the main mission, but talks were wide ranging. and clinton got a meeting with kim jong-il. when clinton was president, former president jimmy carter went to north korea hnd helped cut a nuclear weapons ban. the deal slowly fell apart. two months ago, the north tested a nuclear with that. can clinton help now? >> possibly he'll be back with a message that says they're ready to talk to us. that's about all we can expect. >> reporter: but the north koreans have notched a win. >> they're able to have a big missile
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Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
will be rationed and medicare cuts and tax dollars used to fund abortion. >> are those true or are those false sf. >> in general, false. >> reporter: lori robertson from nonpartisan factchekt.org. >> hope people would say wait a minute, that doesn't sound quite right. let me look into that a little more. >> reporter: many americans are angry about the recession and all of the bailouts and big government. >> it is housewives and it is bus drivers and it is plumbers and people with real jobs that just feel like things are out of control in washington. >> reporter: fatcheck.org says president obama is untruthful when he says health care reform will be paid for when the plan is a work in progress and who pays is not yet settled. one way to get past the myths is to go to the website. fatcheck.org. politifact.com. both organizations say they are neutral and nonpartisan. wendy, back to you. >> steve handelsman. >>> it was a celebration at that time white house in honor of the newest supreme court justice. president barack obama introduced justice sonia sotomayor in the east room this morning to thundero
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Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
credit card theft in u.s. history. >>> columnist and tv commentator robert novak died this morning here in washington. >>> we begin tonight with news out of northeast d.c. where they found a body inside of a pizza shop this afternoon at a restaurant that had been set on fire. good evening. i'm jim vance. at y bth wodouasnd f at at body was found atza piz ma t prt mart at frtee sttr izms seet se bckenn oisnhe jackie bensen is on the s on th >> reporter: news that an employee had been found dead, murdered, inside the pizza mart here at fourth and adams street northeast has sent shock waves through the neighborhood just off rhode island avenue northeast. right now, police are looking into the possibility that the man was murdered last night. and not discovered until officers were sent to check on his welfare about 1:00 this afternoon. the thing that has investigators somewhat puzzled at this point is that police tell us the restaurant was locked uptight when the first officers arrived and they had to force entry inside and neighbors tell us they are very upset about this. >> very nice man
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Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
firefighters find several dozens snakes inside a home today when they respond to a call. >>> the u.s. senate this afternoon voted to confirm sonja sotomayor as the first hispanic justice of the u.s. supreme court. she is now poised to become that first latina to ever hold that position. i'm jim handly. >> i'm wendy rieger. jim and doreen are off this evening. tomorrow with a deadline, the senate is racing to complete other action, as well. >> reporter: good evening. up here on the hill today, the outcome of the sotomayor confirmation balloting was not in doubt, but this was still dramatic in the senate. the final vote looked like history in the making. senators standing to say yes or no. >> the yays are 68 and the nays are 31. >> reporter: confirmed as a supreme court justice sonja sotomayor 57, raised poor in new york, parents from puerto rico, a brilliant student, a prosecutor, a federal judge for 17 years. nominated by presidentobama, sotomayor will be the first has panic to sit o the supreme court. every democrat heaped on praise. >> she is extremely intelligent and she represents the am
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Aug 19, 2009 6:00pm EDT
's suffering from terminal prostate cancer and he's asking to return to libya to die near his family. seven u.s. senators, including edward kennedy, have sent scottish authorities a letter demanding that he remain in prison. he was convicted of planting the bomb that caused the crash of pan am flight 103 in december of 1988. most of the passengers on that flight from london to new york were americans. 270 people in all were killed. >>> a soldier from virginia has been killed in afghanistan. sergeant first class william woods jr. was from chesapeake. woods died on sunday at a hospital in germany. he was shot two days earlier while on patrol in afghanistan. he was based in maryland. he was 31 years old. >>> the final equipment and battles are being delivered to most remote corners of afghanistan for use in tomorrow's presidential elections. the materials are delivered by truck as far as the roads go and then put on donkeys for the rest of the journey. the contest is between current president karzai the foreign minister. the strategy is to build alliances with tribal leaders. abdullah has been pro
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Aug 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, massachusetts. during his nearly five decades on capitol hill, kennedy served alongside ten u.s. presidents vigorously championing causes such as health care and civil rights, earning him the nickname the lion of the senate. michelle franzen has our report. >> reporter: good evening. short time ago senator john kerry, who just left the kennedy compound, came out to give a statement. he said that the family is having, obviously, a difficult time today but they are pulling together and holding a private vigil tonight. this compound served as a retreat and at age 77, senator nnedy was the patriarch of a dynamic family dynasty that captured america's attention for more than a half century. tributes poured in today for a towering figure in american politics. s are zpents visitors in hyannis port left flowers for senator kennedy near the family compound. a summer haven, now in grief, along with the nation. >> regardless of what people thought about ted's political ideas, they are going to hurt. because they lost a gat guy. >> reporter: at the family compound, a steady stream of family members. ke
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Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
isn't going to tell us exactly how the season is going to go. but it could tell us how the offense and defense has been progressing. a couple of days ago i asked head coach jim zorn, is it fair to say the entire season rides on the shoulders of jason campbell? he said no, not necessarily. of course, it does start with the quarterback and he's a man that everybody is very anxious to see. campbell is starting offense and going to get anywhere from 20812 plays. it is not a lot of time. we are only going to get a quick look at their progress against a very good ravens defense. campbell will likely be out -- without his two main weapons. clinton portis will rest and santana moss probably not going to play. for campbell and the rest of the guys, preseason just a chance to work out the kinks. >> these are games to get you back in the flow. the rogue season games are the ones that count and go down in the record books, not the preseason game. you want to go out and compete and put your bes effort forward. >> if all goes well for jason campbell he will be in one series drive the team down t
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Aug 1, 2009 6:00pm EDT
have been bigger. can you talk us through that? >> which one? >> well, okay, the second -- >> 17, i got in a bad spot. there's not many good spots there. we were debating whether to play it safe for the 4, but if i chipped it down to where greg is, it's not an easy two-putt. decided to go for it. i did a really good chip. and actually thought i lost it probably a little left. it hung on there. that's just a great feeling when you do a save like that. >> you had a tough finish at this championship a year ago. a little hardbreak last week. where's your gut going at it tomorrow? >> ready go. fired up. i'm playing really good. i'm having fun out there. i'm just trying to go at everything. and not be defensive. and, you know, i just want to play well. and gout there and just play to my ability. and if i do that and have fun, good things will happen. i can live with myself. >> you talk about not being defensive. where on this golf course do you think you need to be particularly aggressive? >> well, you've got to pick and choose. but the biggest thing for me is to try to keep it on play off th
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Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
>>> holding a hijacked ship off the coast of somalia. opened fire on a u.s. navy helicopter. >>> senator edward kennedy today began his final journey through the streets of a state that elected him to the u.s. senate nine times. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> i'm wendy rieger. doreen is off this evening. senator kennedy was taken from his family's home on cape cod to the jfk library in boston. he arrived late this afternoon. steve handelsman is in boston this evening to talk about this. >> reporter: good evening from the jfk library in boston where senator kennedy's coffin has arrived. been taken inside and nearly 100 members of the kennedy can't are paying their respects. when they come out, there is a big line of the general public here. one security officialed 1600. it could be many more than that. the line stretches off into the distance and thousands of others in this area have already paid their respects and as the senator's motorcade made its way here. senator edward kennedy began his final journey. his casket carried from the family's legendary home at hyannis port.
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Aug 22, 2009 6:00pm EDT
watch. good saturday. i'm craig melvin. many of us have already seen heavy rain. some of us are seeing it right now. parts of our area under a flash flood warning right now. meteorologist, chuck bell standing by. tracking the severe weather for us in storm center 4. chuck, what are we seeing now? >> craig, heaviest rain now is coming down in anne arundel county, 1 to 2 inches per hour. you need to be on the lookout if you live in a low-lying, flood-prone area. may need to be on the lookout over the next couple hours. flash flood watch up for east of the blue ridge. until midnight. several flash flood warnings. charles county, maryland. flash flood warning until 8:45. prince george's county, maryland. flash flood warning, 10:45. calvert, anne arundel, flash flood warnings for you until 11:30 tonight. rainfall amounts have been fredericbu today. alexandria, inch and a half. culpeper, 2 inches. southern maryland. 1.5 inches. andrew air force base, prince george's county, over 2 inches of rain. under the gun. lots of lightning. show you a great picture of lightning in a bit. complete check
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Aug 21, 2009 6:00pm EDT
you, pat. >>> there's good news regarding the u.s. economy. news this home sales posted their biggest increase in ten years sent stocks surging on wall street. the dow gained 155 points. the nasdaq added 31 points. the s&p finished well above 1,000 with an 18-point gain. despite these good signs, some wonder whether the rebound will last. michelle franzen has our report. >> reporter: the biggest gain for existing home sales in a decade. resales for single family, town homes and condos soared 7.2% last month. realty economists call it an i encouraging sign the housing market is bouncing back. >> four straight months of rise and the increase is not isolated in few markets. we have seen essentially all four major regions of the country. >> reporter: foreclosed, distressed properties account for nearly a third of july's reresale. many first time buyers are taking advantage of the tax credit. experts say that experienced buyers and investors are also jumping back in. >> sentiment is shifting and people are recognizing the housing market reached bottom and now they are entering the market w
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Aug 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
wrajackson propofo every night. >> propofol was never meant to be used night after night. >> reporter: the bigger problem may have come the night before and in the early morning hours of the day he died when, according to the warrants, dr. murray was apparently worried jackson was becoming addicted to propofol and tried to lower his dose while combining the drug with other powerful sedatives. >> this is not a drug to use at home. so by virtue of the fact that he's using it at all is dangerous and reckless. then to try to figure out how to make it go better, how to use less or more, mixing with other drugs, it's a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: a disaster that investigators say ended two months ago with jackson's death. jay gray, nbc news, dallas. >> authorities have subpoenaed records from other doctors as part of the investigation into jackson's death. >>> with just a few hours to go now, the government has extended the cash for clunkers deadline for auto dealers to submit their paperwork. they have until noon tomorrow to submit their applications. car buyers still the deadline --
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Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, all during the daylight hours most times using a rear door or window to get in. fairfax county police are exploring a common thread. >> several homes have religious articles outside the homes. >> reporter: it brings luck. but the burglars target homes where it is displayed and they remove valuables. >> most of the items being stolen are gold items, taking passports. >> reporter: one was foiled when the home owner came home. >> when he saw the home owner, he fled and nothing was taken. >> reporter: it's troubling for residents in the area that have been hit. >> everybody seems to be a little scared, put off because we really had no crime in this neighborhood except for graffiti. >> reporter: it's also troubling to some residents that to curb a tradition. >> bottom line is we probably need to -- the law enforcement needs to find a solution to this. >> even if you think it's the smallest thing, if you notice this one vehicle is coming around every day or every other day, give us a call as soon as you can. as soon as you see that person. as soon as you see the car, we'll come out and chec
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Aug 8, 2009 6:00pm EDT
woman and firsthispanic on the u.s. supreme court. we'll take you to training cam live to fan appreciation day. good saturday. i the deadly air crash in new york. sight seeing helicopter carrying five italian tourists collided with a small plane over the hudson river. the plane had taken off from teterboro in new jersey. heading for ocean city. authorities believe all nine people aboard the two aircraft were killed. the accident happened just after noon as hundred looked on. >> the airplane ran into the back side of the helicopter. keep in mind with awful thell o things. until ntsb makes a determination nothing is a fact. >> two body have been recovered so far. mayor bloomberg, saying that bodies have been spotted among the debris. the two aircraft went down not far from where the u.s.airways jet landed safely seven months ago. judge sonia sotomayor was sworn in today as the newest justice of the united states supreme court. she is the daughter of puerto rican immigrants. a native of the bronx. making history as the first latina to join the highest court in the land. brian moo
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Aug 9, 2009 6:00pm EDT
and a good human eye can probably keep us in pretty good shape. >> at the same time, you need it. >> rr:orepek dterd erew,was n 4. ngsi onheg alner ot s li .lle alg s owthg thalyellowyend blu ane alinfeafthectg the ennavi west s church. riders can expect some trips to take up to 45 minutes longer than usual. >>> congress might be on vacation but lawmakers are not taking a break from the health care reform debate. some constituents want to know how their representatives plan to vote on the health care bill even though there isn't one yet. democrats claim anger at town hall meetings is orchestrated by conservativ conservatives. republicans insist it's genuine concern boiling over. republicans and top democratses want to compromise but are willing to go alone if they have to. >> if it reaches a point where we cannot reach a bipartisan agreement, i don't want to see health care reform fail. we only get a chance once in a political lifetime to do something. >> meanwhile, the white house says it's now trying toonnect some misinformation about the health care reform bill, including false repor
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Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
us the two dogs belonged to his older brother but carter was the one to care for them. it was his grandfather who found him and the dogs after the attack. >> i opened the door and saw, you know, the blood and gore and everything. and dash of course, immediately called 911. >> reporter: neighbor joe neville says he watched carter grow up. >> carter was -- lovely child. i knew him as a child. and he was -- he was a gre kid. >> reporter: friends left flowers in front of home in cart areas honor. today a cleanup crew worked to put the home back in order. the two pit bulls are being held at the loudoun county department of animal care and control. >> have they calmed down from yesterday? yes. are they still aggressive? yes. >> reporter: it is still unknown what caused the dogs to turn. police say it is possible kartder was protecting the small pug from the pit bulls. the pug was also found mauled. what happens to the pit bulls has yet to be decided. >> it is not up to us. we take it before a court of law and a judge makes a final decision as to what the outcome of the dogs are. >> it w
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Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
was the expression today, used by president obama. michael, i think it's fair to say, however you feel about senator kennedy's ideaiology, he always walked the walk and taed the talk when he got on the senate floor. >> yeah, he sure did. you were talking about joe kennedy a moment ago, tom. the interesting thing, as you were saying, joe kennedy before world war ii, was a huge isolationist and extremely conservative, so conservative he thought seriously about converting to be a republican. after the war, he supported his children, john kennedy when he ran for congress in 1946, in the 1950s and finally as president, 1960 as a pretty forward-going liberal and he said you're the person in public loof i love the most and the person with whom i just about disagree the most and john kennedy said about his father, i think my dad would be for me even if i were a marxist. you can imagine the joke with joe kennedy. >> michael, results of that great line from joe kennedy, about being able to buy an election, he just didt want to buy a landslide. >> absolutely. the joke about his father. the kennedy fortune, as
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Aug 17, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. and forecast to become a major hurricane. and while forecasts keep it away from the u.s. for now, those cleaning up from claudette know not to take anything for granted. >> panama city beach got lucky. we got lucky. >> reporter: with 14 weeks still to go in this hurricane season, thatind of luck may not hold out all year. and one more reminder from claudette that even small storks can prove deadly. a man in his 20s died after being pulled from the rough surf here. rescuers look for another man whose boa ran aground. they were hopeful that he may have made it to shore safely. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. >>> forecasters at the national hurricane center say it's too early to tell whether hurricane bill will pose a threat to the east coast. >>> in the political battle over health care reform, the so-called public option may be dead. the white house is sending mixed signals tonight. conservatives are plead. many democrats are concerned, though. steve handelsman has our report. >> reporter: president obama did not mention the public option today as he talked health care to veterans. >> no one
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the skills they have can be put to use anywhere. >> no matter whether it is a small fire that you'reta ti sng he in-state or a l fgeire, the structure of how you fight a fire is the same whether it's here or someplace in the country. >> are on stand-by. >>> right now the search is on for a driver who hit two women in maryland dragged them severai iowpiieve v aenu ngtol view avenue in sp . inspring. in evening, both of the women hit remain in the hospital. chris gordon is live in rockville with more on this story. chris? >> reporter: here at pole headquarters, we are told that the victims are expected to live, but they have massive injuries. and they will be hospitalized for some time. their families say they have no idea how they're going to pay these huge medical bills. meanwhile the person responsible is in hiding. the fam let's of the victims came from the hospital to police headquarters where they spoke through an interpreter. 22-year-old maria was hit, dragged 113 feet and run over by the feet that fled the scene. >> translator: we are suffering very much because we never experienced my
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Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
buyers and car sellers, this is a program that's got to keep going. with the u.s. senate considering letting the cash for clunkers program run out of cash, in chicago this family is rushed to replace their cadillac with a new chrysler. it's 3 r$3,500 at least. >> chrysler sent us more cars to get as many people in here, move more units. >> reporter: ford reported corporate sales up for the first time in two years. >> cash for clunkers put us over the top. >> reporter: and the white house says the program's meeting its other goals. less pollution, less fuel used, comparing the trade-ins to their replacements. >> the transactions we're generating a 61% increase in fuel economy. >> reporter: but the sales and mileage figures come from dealers making a profit on the program. critics want proof. without the verified data, we don't know that there's a benefit. without those things, then we're justanding people $4,500 to buy a new car. >> reporter: many in the senate agree. they're skeptical. but team obama is lobbying hard. >> to make sure that all senators understand how wildly popular th
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Aug 10, 2009 6:00pm EDT
: in sweat? >> i sweat a lot. >> reporter: you like to sweat? >> i like it. i'm used to it. >> reporter: well, sweat on, my friend. >> thank you. >> reporter: it's so hot that -- >> that i'm hating life here. >> no, don't do that. >> reporter: so keep your eye on the thermometer, relax, stay cool. there's still a lot of summer left. wendy, back to you. >> all right. thank you, pat. >>> the hot weather is having an impa onn trai service. a heat restriction ordered was put into effect. that will effect the lines this evenin trains will be traveling at a slower speed. cgessanrsecxp etoxpee s ee mis.s of up to 15 e'll have continuing erthoueahh ot werth throughout ourstca ng mi,cooune .stupe' coming ,f the places heren i ohe the places here in areapl where people are heading so they can beat the heat. >>> the first vaccinations against swine flu are now being tested in our area. today, volunteers in baltimore and other cities began taking part in clinical trials of the vaccines designed to protect against the h1n1 virus. brian mooar has our report. >> reporter: in baltimore and other cities, the
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Aug 23, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. nationwide tour in northeast pennsylvania. and we will be at the u.s. amateur championships. >> gary: w certainly will. one of my favorite events to do. >> dan: bob murphy won it in 1865 edition right there at southern hills. of course, so much great history there. the u.s. open championship there staged in 2001. 4:00 eastern tie. we'll join you on nbc for that semifinal saturday. so if you continue to wait for cook and reid to arrive at the 18th. we'll show you the highlights from the final round today. this is mike reid's tee shot at the par 3 3rd. 188 yards. this is where reid started to get it going. coming off a birdie at the second. >> gary: beautiful shot there. >> dan: this was john cook's birdie at the fourth to get to 13 under. and he was within three. on the seventh tee after bryant made a couple of bogeys, he had cook trailing by just one. and this is what got him tied for the lead with bryant after this tee shot at the 206-yard seventh. >> gary: and john plays a beautifully high iron shot, within four feet of the hole. >> dan: a couple morepars. >> gary: this birdie putt at
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Aug 2, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. in fact, the humid weather stays with us even though a front will eventually make its way across the area. miur back to work forecou c oep te s. werearlati prlcuy vicious in maryland where a to d ro sokertdbeann up h.edis ke robertson and hisso dautehe mi aict. mike said s it got dark and raid heavi heavily. >>> now to a developing story we've been following in iraq today, a u.s. navy pilot missing since his plane was shot down 18 years ago has finally been pronounced dead. military forensic experts confirmed publicly today remains found last month in the iraqi desert belonged to captain michael scott speicher. >> his plane was shot down in iraq on january 17th, 1991. the very first night of the first gulf war. >> there's been a single american aircraft lost. >> reporter: for nearly 20 years neither his family nor the military knew what happened to navy pilot captain michael scot speicher. on monday came closure. his remains were found in the iraqi desert nrhe t wreckage of his plane.he thanks to an iraqi citizen who led american officials to his buried body. the military initially declar
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Aug 12, 2009 6:24pm EDT
showers, especially southern maryland. back to you. >>> the u.s. has reached an axwreemt with the suisse government concerning thousands of secret suisse bank accounts. the terms of the deal are secret. the internal revenue service has been trying to obtain the names of 52,000 suspected tax dodgers. the irs met with resistance from suisse banking giant ubs and switzerland's government. arguing that to turn over the names would violate suisse banking confidentiality laws. laws that da back for centuries. one lawyer involved in the case says he expect it is deal to involve a substantial handover of names. >>> a mystery in britain. cargo ship on its way to north africa when it entered the straits of dover, it couldn't notify the brit herb coast guard. the ip has not been heard from since. it likely has been hijacked. one expert says the ship probably has been caught in a commercial dispute rather than a sort of piracy we have been seeing a lot of in marinent months off the coast of somalia. >>> costa rica's president has contracted the swine flu. he's now quarantined at his home and has a s
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
us president bill clinton. we were shocked but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. >> reporter: the former president made the trip to california where he was greeted by his vice president al gore who founded the current tv network that the woman worked for when taken into custody. >> it speaks well of our country that when two american citizens are in harm's way that so many people would put things aside and just go to work to make sure that this has had a happy ending. >> reporter: president obama shared in the joy from the white house. >> we are obviously extraordinarily relieved. >> reporter: but this day isn't about the fanfare or the politicians. it's about twoamilies that are finally whole again. >> to be able to look into her -- her eyes and her little face today was absolutely indescribable. >> reporter: a vision they'd been hoping and waiting for for almost five months now. we are learning a bit more now about the time the women spent locked away in north korea. they were sentend to 12 years in hard labor but never
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
an excellent job of getting us threw it. >> reporter: others complain bernanke's bold moves dropping interest rates to zero came after he let the housing bubble burst and wrecked the economy. >> very similar to the captain of titanic arguing for another command based on how effective he was in getting people into lifeboats. >> reporter: bernanke's current term runs until february. why did president obama interrupt his vacation and bring the fed chair to virginia today? the projections are terrible. $9 trillion according to the white house that blames not all the new government spending but instead a slow recovery. >> basis of the long-term forecast getting worse is that the economic growth assumptions have been worse than we are anticipated. >> reporter: there's good news. home prices rose for the second month in a row. consumer confidence still low. improved a bit. but republicans like tim pawlenty who might run for president called the obama/bernanke involvery plan ridiculous. >> borrowing money from the chinese the pay ourselves money in the form of cash for clunkers to buy cars from ourse
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Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
is in boston now and joins with us more on this. >> reporter: jim, thanks. good evening. from the jfk library where most of the mourners that came today, yesterday as well, are from massachusetts. they are well affair of the kennedys' family's common touch. what they experienced hear today exceeded their expectations. emotions ran high as thousands more mourners filed past senator edward kennedy's coffin to say their final good-byes and thank yous. >> wade open space and no running. >> reporter: outside along the long lines of people waiting to get into the jfk library, the thank yous came from the kennedys. family members were greeting the public. kennedy kids, as young as 12, like michaela kennedy. >> a lot of me and my cousins are going around and saying hi to people. >> reporter: twin brothers, matt and joe kennedy, they are the sons of joe jr., former congressman said to be on the short list to succeed uncle ted the senate. locals used to the kennedy touch were still impressed. >> i have never seen nothing like this in all the years i have lived. >> reporter: not far away was sydney lawf
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Aug 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
law makers on the defensive at other townhall meetings around the country. brian moore starts us off tonight. >> at yellowstone national park, president obama caught a stunning view of old faithful. he spent some quality time with the first family. then he headed to colorado in the latest round in the health care reform fight. looking to make peace or at least extend an olive branch to the other side. >> these are legitimate differences worthy of the real discussion that america deserves one where we lower our voices listen to one another and talk about differences that really exist. >> the president is holding another in a series of townhall meetings that look a lot like his election campaign. reform opponents are running a pretty good campaign of their own. >> thank y'all very much, welcome to the rumble. >> democrats have been on the defensive all week. >> it's my opinion what we are seeing right now is the intentional systematic dismantling of the american republic. >> i would not tell my 11-year-old daughter, she ran five cars in the ditch here is a nother car. no you fix up the
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Aug 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
from some head and hand injuries. >>> the first tropical storm to hit the u.s. mainland this year is heading toward florida. tropical storm claw de trop it's packing 50 milper hourinds. not expected to cause major flooding or wind damage, though. chuck bell is going to have a little bit more on tropical storm coming up in our forecast in a few minutes. >>> president barack obama is vacationing with his family, but he is not taking any time off from pushing for his health care plan. the president argued in favor of his plan in "the new york times" this morning. but he still may not win republican support. >> reporter: taking a day off from his western swing, president obama visited the grand canyon. it's a fitting metaphor as he tries to bridge the chasm in the health care debate. at a rare weekend down hall meeting in colorado on saturday, he tried to explain his plan and knock down the rumors. >> things like, we want to set up death panels to pull the plug on grandma. i mean, come on. >> reporter: he insists, he's not pushing government-run health care. in a "new york times" op-e
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Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
in montana. and took the heat. >> that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you are going to pay for this. the only way you are going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> you are absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 had million people for free. let's assume it costs about $30 billion a year over ten years. we do have to come up with that money. when i was campaigning, i made a promise that i would not raise your taxes if you made $250,000 a year or less. that's what i said. but i said that for people like myself who make more than that, there's nothing wrong with me paying a little bit more in order to help people who got a little bit less. that was my commitment. >> reporter: backing the president's plans are some strange bedfellows, a big union, drug companies, hospitals, and doctors. the ama. in this new ad -- >> what does health insurance reform really mean? quality, affordable care you can count on. >> reporter: former republican speaker newt gingrich. >> i think it is funny that the president who campaigned aggressively against lobby
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Aug 4, 2009 6:17pm EDT
other sites. the corps says using those sites could expose information for address v adversa adversaries. >>> are you getting a raise this year? some workers say they may see a little more in their paycheck. what do you know? >>> a family buying what they thought was their dream home, turns out they're living in a 32 story high rise all by themselves. >> it is heating up outside. bob will bback to tell us how long the hot weather will be around. >>> the inner and outer loop are very slow. the outer loop delays pick up just after this point. the inner loop looks much better through about a. >> eric: thez today, but back on the brakes through silver spring. 95 as you travel southbound, the hov are very slow, but the main >>> thehuttle "discovery" slowly makinitsay wle to a launch pad at the kennedy space center. they usually move at about one miles per hour, but the heavy rains left the path soggy, so today it moved about 1/3 of its usual speed with frequent spots. the "discovery" is scheduled to launch on august 25th. this some things are still manual. >> that's right. i don't
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Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. that would be a lot better. that way we can get -- waiting on the bus. take metro. >> reporter: u.s. representative jerry connelly is hoping to extend the blue line to woodbridge and the orange line to centreville. he wants monday to come from the u.s. transportation re-authorization bill coming up for a vote soon. introduced to capitol hill march, the extension is just a proposal. it needs studying, approval, and funding. even the possibility of its reality is more than a decade away. commuters we spoke to said we hope it happens and soon. >> it should have happened a long time ago. it was something that they thought we didn't need. time has come and gone. we should have had metro ten years ago. 20 years ago. it wouldn't have cost the price it would cost now. >> really high costs. i think you have to look if you are going to bring it down here. you have to have interim stops between springfield and woodbridge, what number of people would be coming on at those location. >> a lot of my neighbors would be for it, definitely. you know, to give you a better commutg aspect from down here
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Aug 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
a icarear issuing a public plea to find the driver. derek ward starts us off tonight. >> reporter: it's been obvious to local authorities that it's unsafe to wait for a bus along this stretch of wcapitol view avenue in silver spring. they're making the bus stop safer. but crossing the street proved dangerous for two pedestrians. >> two women peds, age epedestr struck by what witnesses claim is a black toyota suv or pickup truck. >> i heard a loud bang. >> reporter: police say both victims were in the crosswalk. they were struck by such force they were both dragged, one 83 feet, another 113 feet down the road. >> one lady was in the middle of the street. the other lady was up against the 25 mile speed limit sign. her leg was wedged. te r orepr: the driver kept going. bu t orethimctpae knocked loose piece of his or her vehicle. this section of the front grill from a toyota truck or suv. that and the witness description is all investigators have to go on for now. residents of the surrounding community are troubled but not surprised. >> a lot of times cars will go eteedirest. street. the bshrel
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